Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
The most important thing is to keep the lines of communication open -- the more you talk to your children, the better chance you have of staying close when things get tough or when important issues like smoking arise.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Many grandparents end up in a position they never expected: raising their grandchildren. Fortunately, state and federal programs are available to assist you and your grandfamily.
When you're looking for a babysitter, give yourself enough time to be selective.
Anger, fear, separation anxiety, a sense of abandonment, self-blame, sadness and embarrassment are common reactions to divorce for most children.
Studies indicate that almost all children report having fears. Some of the most common fears are of bugs or ghosts, and studies have shown that kids are afraid of pretty much the same things no matter where they live in the world.
By involving teens as full participants in their self-care, they're more likely to choose healthy behaviors throughout their lives.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
There are no set rules with children and lenses. Much depends on the responsibility level of the child. Children as young as 8 may do well with contact lenses, but there are some older teens who may be too immature to handle the responsibility.
As a new parent, you may find "tub time" a bit scary. Here are some suggestions on how to make it less stressful.
Some babies cry for long stretches at 3 and 12 weeks of age during steps in development when their sleep is less settled.
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
All children need limits to feel safe. With the right methods, discipline can be a positive, loving, experience.
It seems everyone has an opinion about pacifiers. That’s because there are both advantages and disadvantages to using them. Get the full facts so you can make the right choice for your baby.
If your child is allergic to peanuts, here's what you need to know.
Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.
As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.
Make a potty available, show your toddler how it works, then offer gentle encouragement.
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver, possibly causing lifelong liver infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer and death.
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teenagers taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger and changes in sleep patterns.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.